Mary Lue  McCartie


Mary Lue McCartie, 75 of Oskaloosa passed away June 19, 2019, at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines IA.
Mary Lue McCartie, daughter of Carl James and Elizabeth Helen (Davis) Jones, was born May 22, 1944, in Fairfield, Iowa. She began grade school in Keota and after moving to Oskaloosa attended Webster School. While in high school she was in choir, glee club, pep club, the yearbook staff, quill and scroll and was also the homeroom president; she graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1963. She then attended the Ottumwa Beauty Academy and owned and operated a salon in Oskaloosa for several years. She married Donald Gene McCartie, May 21, 1969, at Rock Island, Illinois. They made their home in Oskaloosa. Mary Lue eventually returned to Indian Hills for a teaching degree and then Buena Vista College for degrees in Psychology and Human Services. She worked for the Iowa Department of Human Services for more than twenty years. After she retired, she volunteered at Mahaska Health Partnership and worked part-time for the YMCA Day Care Center. She was a member of the Red Hat Hotties and enjoyed going to their activities and functions. Mary Lue attended the Central United Methodist Church.
Mary Lue is survived by Donald G. McCartie of Oskaloosa; her children: Amy Hamilton and Chad McCartie, also of Oskaloosa; seven grandchildren: Meagan, Ali (Brandon), Maddie, Austin, Logan, Jenna, and Marley.
In addition to her parents, Mary Lue was preceded in death by a stillborn brother.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Langkamp Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bruce Wittern of Central United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. Visitation will begin Friday after 10 a.m. at Langkamp Funeral Chapel; the family will greet visitors from 5-7 p.m., Friday evening. Memorials can be made to Mahaska Health Hospice Serenity House.
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Sherri Garrett
Jun 22, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Mary Lou's passing. She was a wonderful neighbor and always friendly and willing to help anyone. She will missed
Cindy (Claypool) Wigton
Jun 21, 2019
What I wouldn't do to go back in time and be living on 16th Avenue East! Mary Lue had moxie and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to her f a Emily.
Lynhon Stout
Jun 19, 2019
Mary Lue was a dear long time friend. So many memories of camping, Jaycees, food stand at Wed horse races. On Sunday we talked about making our fruit and pizza pies over a fire at the campground. She will be greatly missed Rest In Peace my friend.